FLEX Funding

The RHSRNbc fund travel bursaries to be awarded to year 1, 2 and 4 FLEX students who are working on projects that involve rural and remote health activities. Year 1, 2, and 4 bursaries are funded up to a maximum of $500 each. These bursaries are intended to subsidize the costs of travel and accommodation related to your FLEX Project. Allowable expenses include transportation to rural communities and accommodation. Funds will be reimbursed after submission of original receipts and final report for RHSRNbc. However, due to the unintended consequences of COVID-19, these bursaries are intended to subsidize the costs associated with working remotely on a rural health project.

Application deadline: May 12, 2023, for Y1. The application package can be downloaded here.

For Y2 and Y4 students, applications are accepted on a rolling basis, depending on funding available. Please reach out to the research coordinator or UBC Flex advisor for application details.

What is FLEX?

FLEX (Flexible Enhanced Learning) is a series of courses that offer medical undergraduate students unique opportunities to pursue a variety of scholarly activities in Year 1, 2, and 4 of the renewed curriculum. In FLEX, students develop and pursue activities that allow them to explore individual learning interests in greater depth.

FLEX activities can take place in academic settings or communities anywhere in British Columbia, Canada or the world.